Monday, September 24, 2007

Sept 30 on Rock Ed Radio >> THE ME GENERATION!

This Sunday on Rock Ed Radio! We decided to invite the Star's SUPREME columnist Pepe Diokno to take the helm.

So we can talk about --------------------------------------------- YOU! (ME!) US! Wheee.


" Some genius decided that phones and cameras should be one. And the world was changed. Millions started clicking at their phones, snapping shots of the life around them. And one day, the temptation to turn the phones around became too much for kids, and the camwhore was born. With this, came a new image of "me." We became our own icons; royalty, our own paparazzo's and stars. People started to see the importance of "me," flaunting it, even. "Check me out! (Snap, snap, snap)!"-- that had to be the sound that closed the millennium. ME-POWER.

These things have lead to the core of this generation: Aren't we the most self-centered generation ever? We are. We are the most image-conscious, self-important batch of kids ever to walk the planet. Despite world-wide turmoil, we spend hours updating our Facebook profiles; hours putting our opinions and feelings into a blog-- as if others care. We spend extra time on what we wear, trying to identify ourselves with brands, bands, movies, even causes. It's a whole operation, for this generation, this construction of "me". And, it's a billion-dollar operation, with the lowly baller ID at its foundation. Jocks, emo kids, valley girls, Northies, Southies, activists, vegans-- are all wrapped up in the construction of themselves. Admit it. "

Let's join Pepe Diokno talk to pro-blogger Jayvee Fernandez and his group, some winners of the Coke Blogging competition, and more interesting people to talk about how we do seem to be the most self-absorbed generation, to date.

Sit-in lang si Lourd at si Gang dito.


Quote above is an excerpt from Pepe Diokno's article from the Phil Star's SUPREME section entitled "Me, Me, Me, Me" To read copy of article click here.

18 comments:

jenna said...

I think we're just self-absorbed because we have the "means" to be such. The older ones were just as self-absorbed maybe they just couldn't record it the way we can?

enzo said...

uhmmmmm..gusto lang naman kasi talaga namin i-express yung sarili namin...siguro minsan medyo nagiging makasarili na kami na dumadating sa point na parang wala na kaming paki-elam sa mga sasabihin ng mga tao sa paligid namin...at tsaka ang panahon natin ngayon ay moderno na, bagong kagamitan, teknolohiya, etc., kaya sa tingin ko walang dapat ipag kumpara ang mga matatanda sa panahon nila sa panahon natin ngayon..at tsaka democratic country naman tayo diba? kaya malaya tayong gawin yung mga gusto nating gawin...wala na lang paki-elamanan.... ^_______________^

madel said...

we maybe the so called "ego-centric" generation but we are much aware on what's going on in our country and much concern citizens... it's not self-handicapping!;)

Aiza said...

Aren’t we the most self-centered generation ever?

Not if we are advocates for a cause and using our blogs as a channel for it. It still depends on how you spend your time. Self awareness is not bad. But excessivity of it is.

We're just lucky we have new forms of media for expressing ourselves.

catherine yu said...

the most difficult battles have already been won for us. sa totoo lang masarap ang buhay natin. kaso imbis na maappreciate lahat ng ito, yung iba, masyadong pasasa..basking in glory...ubos-ubos biyaya...that we tend to forget that what we are enjoying are the fruits of the past generations...and that there are certain legacies we have to keep alive...

Anonymous said...

kung tutuusin talagang sumobra lang taying magexpress ng sarili natin..to the point na wala na tayong iisipin na tama kundi yung ating dahilan....
kung minsan may point lola ko kasi naiinggit lang sila sa natatamasa nating kalayaan, sa pagpapahayag ng ating nararamdaman at saloobin...ang pagkukumpara sa panahon noon at ngayun ay maaring epektibong paraan lalo na sa mga kabataang masyadong enjoy sa tinatamasa nilang kalayaan...ang pagkukumpara noon at ngayun ay epektibo sa paraang maiintindihan naming kabataan ang sakripisiyo ng mas nakatatanda sa'min...ng sa ganun...maiintindihan namin na may limitasyon ang kalayaang rinatamasa ng isang indibidwal..na king minsan kailangang kitlin o pansamantalang putulin ang pagiging malaya...

-ninya of cavite city

katrina verde said...

walang maooffend: most of the youth are quite self centered naman talaga, but it's because we're young. most of us haven't experienced/ aren't exposed to a lot of work, problems, etc. self-centered-ness is ok for the youth since we're just living our time, but of course, too much is not good. the youth should be opened to what's happening around so they're aware naman of what's going on, and I think from there, the youth will grow and become less self-centered.

katrina verde said...

observation lang: I think Filipinos are abusing the "freedom of self-expression" most of the time.

how many PUVs drop their passengers off in a no unloading zone and don't care if they disturb the traffic? check out those who rally, they immediately oppose a proposition/decision without even trying or observing the possible results of such proposition/ decision. how about during senate hearings, everyone's really aggressive with arguing and they hit colleagues with personal statements. (hope you understand this) tsk.

I'm not saying that self-expression is bad but we need control. we also need to respect others and not only think of ourselves.

Anonymous said...

It is perfectly right to let everyone be aware of Biblical Christianity, although I don’t agree that Bush is a savior. These days, concepts that go against God’s Word would make such a big sell---Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter, etc. It’s time people get to see the side that most people love to oppose—God’s absolute standards of right versus wrong. I subscribe to the truth that God is always right, because all of us can be sincere in our intentions/actions but sincerely wrong in the eyes of God. And yes, we’re headed for oblivion if we continue to go each his own way. “All we like sheep have strayed; we have turned every one to his own way…” The Creator has given His law first and foremost, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…” And what are we doing? We love only ourselves. Even the best of our intentions are tinged with self-glorification. This is our sorry state and yet we have to face the Great Judge one day.

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Anonymous said...

wah... hindi ako makapaknig!

Windy...

Mybilog.com said...

OT (ata:)Demokratio kong bansa tayo kaya ganon na yon kanya kanyang expression lang ng feelings. Alangya dami nga bakla at tomboy sa pinas eh.hahaha.

isabelle said...

speaking of how much of you is in your blog, I think (para sakin lang) one who blogs a lot, can already reveal much about oneself, not just 5-10% of oneself.

aside from through the stories one shares, through the writing styles, words used, could also reveal much about the person.:)

Anonymous said...

well for me we are victims specially the addicts but some of them are just trying to be a photographer and they do thyself a model .. but some are real posting embarass pics. that isnt good enough but yet we are a victim and they are still a victim forever .. hope somebody can catch them =s

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vanka said...

sa tingin ko naman, ang mabuting dulot ng kinamulatan naming henerasyon ay mas nakikialam na kami sa mga bagay bagay na importante para sa kapwa namin.

parang rock ed lang, nakikialam. nakikiusyoso. ukol sa katotohanan. :] ♥

pahabol: stig po ninyo ser lourd at mam gang sa rock 2 vote sa cubao x!

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

Josh said...

speaking of how much of you is in your blog, I think (para sakin lang) one who blogs a lot, can already reveal much about oneself, not just 5-10% of oneself. aside from through the stories one shares, through the writing styles, words used, could also reveal much about the person.:)

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